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Just in: Newsday's Yancey Roy reports that the New York State Senate has approved requests from Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as New York City, to install speed cameras near schools.

NASSAU OTB DISCUSSES CASINO - Nassau OTB officials met earlier at the Race Palace in Plainview to answer questions from potential bidders interested in selling their property to the agency to construct a mini casino with 1,000 electronic slot machines. Robert Brodsky's Twitter updates are below.


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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Deputy Presiding Officer Jay Schneiderman met earlier today with members of the east end farming, fishing and business community to discuss issues facing their industries. Scroll through the slideshow below to see tweets from Newsday's East End reporter Will James.

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CRIME ALERT: Man wanted for attempted arson

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Arson Squad detectives are investigating the attempted arson of vehicles in Brentwood and Commack on March 16. After a man was kicked out of a nightclub on Motor Parkway in Hauppauge early that morning, he returned to the area to pour gasoline on three parked vehicles before he was interrupted and chased away. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS with any information.

A surveillance photo shows the man wanted for attempted arson of vehicles in Brentwood and Commack on March 16, 2014. 

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COPS: EX-LIER, TEACHER HAD SEX WITH 13-YEAR-OLD STUDENT - A former Long Island woman teaching in Delaware had sex with one of her 13-year-old students and exchanged "explicit" photos and phone messages with him, Dover city police said in announcing her arrest.

LI MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN $96M PONZI SCHEMEAn Old Westbury investment adviser pleaded guilty Tuesday to securities and wire fraud in what federal prosecutors said was a $96 million Ponzi scheme designed to keep afloat the landmark Panoramic View Resort and Residence in Montauk.

FRONT PAGE STORY - RACIST VIEWS EXILE STERLING FROM THE NBADonald Sterling is being exiled for racist views shared in private. His comments were so bigoted that demands intensified for the Los Angeles Clippers owner to pay a heavy price for his views.

COP'S SUIT: PROMOTIONS, OT DENIED BECAUSE IM A WOMAN - A Southampton Town Police sergeant has sued the department, its chief and the town, alleging she faced "egregious and relentless" gender discrimination and then retaliation when she filed a complaint with state authorities.

DERBY SIGNALS LI SCOUTS' POST-SANDY REVIVALDespite the troubles superstorm Sandy brought to Island Park, reducing Cub Scout Troop 312 to four members, the group staged its first pinewood race derby since the storm at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School in Island Park.

OUR TOWNS - COURTS BOOSTS CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL STONY BROOK APARTMENTSBrookhaven Town officials say a court decision handed down last week has bolstered their efforts to crack down on illegal apartments that have vexed residents who live near Stony Brook University.


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